Elon Musk to Host Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Twitter – Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, will be hosting a Twitter Spaces event on Monday, featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Democratic presidential candidate. This event comes almost two weeks after Ron DeSantis’ previous glitchy Twitter Spaces appearance, during which he announced his candidacy for the White House.
The event marks Musk’s second-ever livestreamed conversation with a presidential candidate as the billionaire has touted Twitter as “a place where all voices are heard and where there’s the kind of dynamic interaction that you don’t really see anywhere else.” Kennedy Jr.’s Twitter Spaces event, titled “Reclaiming Democracy,” is scheduled to take place Monday at 2 p.m. ET.
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The candidate, a prominent anti-vaccine activist and environmentalist, asked his 1.3 million Twitter followers to “tweet me your questions with #AskKennedy.” Entrepreneur and tech investor David Sacks, a longtime friend of Musk, will serve as the moderator for the event. Sacks previously played the role of referee during Musk’s discussion with Florida Governor DeSantis, and he will now fulfill the same role in this upcoming event.
Kennedy Jr., who is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has gained prominence as a prominent anti-vaccine advocate. He has made controversial statements, comparing Anthony Fauci to Hitler and claiming that Americans face greater difficulty in avoiding vaccine mandates than Anne Frank had hiding from Nazis. Additionally, Kennedy Jr. has expressed strong views on immigration policy.
He has pledged to “seal the border” and has criticized the current approach, arguing that it creates a “humanitarian deathtrap.” Instead, he advocates for a focus on legal immigration. Kennedy Jr. has adopted a firm position on the practice of printing money, arguing that it creates an illusion of costlessness for extensive federal spending. He believes that this approach primarily benefits the wealthy while placing a burden on the middle and lower classes.
At the age of 69, Kennedy has embarked on his campaign trail this week, marking his first active engagement since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential campaign in April. Furthermore, Kennedy has launched his campaign website, where he outlines his six key priorities: honest government, reconciliation, environment, revitalization, peace, and civil liberties.
According to the most recent Fox News poll, which was conducted prior to Kennedy Jr. hosting any campaign events, he currently holds 16% support in the Democratic primary. Meanwhile, President Biden maintains a support level of 62%. The poll results were shared during Friday’s “The Faulker Focus,” where host Harris Faulkner slammed Biden for nixing a primary debate.
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted the clip from Faulker’s show, titled: “Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. argues he can beat Trump and DeSantis in 2024.” “He can and will,” Dorsey wrote in response. A user on Twitter inquired whether Dorsey was endorsing Kennedy or merely making a prediction. Dorsey, who resigned as Twitter CEO in 2021 amidst allegations of filtering tweets during the 2020 election, responded with “Both.”